The last thing you need as parents after having a child is the discovery that your child has been injured in the process. Unfortunately, this happens all too often. The Centers for Disease Control estimate nearly 1 in every 33 births involve a birth defect. Sometimes, those defects are the direct result of a doctor or nurse’s negligence. Our attorneys in Mobile can potentially help you recover compensation for any birth injury claims you might have. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation if you or your child has suffered a birth injury.
What Constitutes a Birth Injury?
Many different types of birth injuries exist, including:
- Erb’s palsy;
- Klumpke’s palsy;
- Cerebral palsy;
- Fractures, especially in the clavicle and hands;
- Brain damage; and
- Head trauma.
How are Injuries Caused?
Some of the injuries listed above occur genetically or prior to birth, but all could potentially be the result of medical negligence. This includes:
- Misuse instruments during delivery;
- Do not respond to bleeding, distress, or umbilical cord placement;
- Do not anticipate complications related to baby or maternal health; and
- Delay ordering a caesarean section.
Conditions like Erb’s and Klumpke’s palsy involve the doctor or nurse attempting to manipulate parts of the baby, particularly the forearm and hand, and causing injury to your child. Other injuries could come about as a result of improperly using tools, failing to react to changing circumstances of birth, or failing to perform sufficient testing or observation during the process.
How to Get the Help You Need
Dealing with a birth injury can make the trauma of childbirth even more debilitating. It can be difficult to understand where to begin, but a competent attorney may be able to help you cope and recover compensation for the tragedy.
Our Mobile birth injury attorneys are knowledgeable about investigating birth injuries, and can pursue your claim by compiling hospital reports and other information related to the damages, among other things. Fill out our free case evaluation form if you’re ready to pursue a claim today.